Sunday, 30 January 2011

Hi everyone

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a great weekend. I had a bit of a strange week last week starting in the early hours of Tuesday morning waking up freezing cold but boiling hot and shivering like there was no tomorrow with terrible pains in all of my joints, especially my hands and fingers. Alongside this also had terrible vertigo with the associated nausea that came with it. The above all lasted for a couple of days with the high temperature gradually settling and the joint pain lessening but a new symptom arrived, stomach cramps. The cramps never had any end result (if you get what I mean) but they certainly took your breath away when they were happening. Anyway all is well again and the very strange virus that I had has gone away touch wood. So I have actually made a card today woohoo. Oh and by the way if you haven't seen my previous post I WON last weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge how wonderful is that?

So now to the card, everything I have used on it I have had for years all being sadly neglected and if not quite forgotten certainly ignored. The image is from Elzybells product number 07.041E (am unsure if it is still available), I have coloured this with a mixture of promarkers and water colouring added a little gem brad to the bow on the image and then matt and layered everything as you can see. To finish it off I added a sentiment and a few little roses to which I have added a touch of diamond stickles.

I am entering this card into the following challenges;
Papertake Weekly - the sketch
Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge #4 - pink and green
Totally Gorjuss challenge 65 - as YOU like it
Top Tip Tuesday - Fabulous Flowers Challenge
Paper Sundaes - Valentine's

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Wow I've Won

yes, yes, yes I've won last weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge how cool is that? excited doesn't describe it. Thank you to every one at Penny Black and of course to Keith at Fantastic Ribbons for the prize woohoooo.............

Sunday, 23 January 2011


Hi everyone hope you are all having a good weekend, I have only one card to share this weekend but have managed to meet quite a few challenge requirement with it.

The image is another little Penny Black hedgehog (I do love these stamps), this is the 'Asking the Flowers' stamp and like most things it is one I have had for a number of years but that has been sadly neglected. I have coloured it using my new promarkers that I got in the on-line January sales and have then matted it onto different papers from my stash, added a sentiment and the little butterfly that again is a stash item that I dug out from the bottom of a box. I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge     (the sketch)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge    (January Sales - my new promarkers)
Wild Orchid Challenges    (Lets get Sentimental)
Tip Top Tuesday  (All Sentimental)
Stamp Something   (Cute Somethings)
Totally Gorjuss  (hot hot hot)

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Need to get a shuffle on

I've been procrastinating this morning doing anything other than what I should be up to. So anyway enough is enough I have given myself a good talking to and its time to get my bum off the sofa and do something. I have had a wonderful time though looking at all the wonderful and inspiring blogs out there though, now to go and do some creating myself (after the washing up and loading the washing machine :o( .....), my fingers are starting to twitch. So back later with at least one creation, have a good weekend everyone xx

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Woo Hoo

Just had confirmation today of the start date for my new job :o) only three more weeks to go so start new job on 14th Feb..........Valentines Day so that has to be good

Sunday, 16 January 2011


End of the weekend again, why do these two days go so fast? Work again tomorrow and on call from 6am :o( Working 5 days so no crafting now till next weekend as it's too late in an evening to start anything as get home late, eat tea which hubby has waiting for me :o) a short sit down and then bed to do all over again the next day. Really need to win the lottery lol......
I have made two cards this weekend this is the first

The image is the penny black image 'poppy fields' which I coloured with my BRAND NEW promarkers don't think it's half bad for a first attempt. I have matted the image onto card from my stash and the layered this onto the same coloured card and some design paper that again I have had for eons. I just LOVE paper, to look at and to stroke and occasionally when I have no other option to actually cut and use.....sob. I placed some ribbon with little butterflies on it behind the main image and have attached a little charm from doodlebug, I attached three little buttons to the bottom and voila there you have it, done.

I am entering this into the following challenge's;
Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Oldie but a Goodie - Bright and Cheerful
stamp something - anything goes

The next card I have done is for this weeks Papertake Weekly - cold and frosty morning but it also fits Totally Gorjuss - Cuddly

The snowman image is one I've had for ages not sure what it's called, this I've coloured with promarkers, the snowmen are done with icicle stickles and the snowlady's hat brim with white flowersoft. The background paper is from doodle bug and the twine and snowflake embelishments are from my stash. The sentiment is again one I have had for quite a few years which I have stamped in blue onto white card and then just inked the edges with the same blue. Both of these are mounted onto a large dark blue circle of card which in turn is mounted onto a lighter blue pearlised card, I have stamped a snowflake design in white ink over these and then inked the edge of the pearlised card with silver.

So that has been my weekend in crafting, the real world beckons again I hope you all have had a great weekend and have a good week to come. xx

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Better late than is the valentine card I mentioned on my earlier blog. I am entering this into two challenges;
Lili Of The Valley Challenge 79
Paper Sundaes Challenge #51 - Circles

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Back at work today :o(     on a stretch of 5 long days so won't have much time for crafting of any kind. However the baby girl card I made fits perfectly the new Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I made a card yesterday (which I will post later today, if not too tired) for this weeks Lili of the Valley challenge. Have a good weekend everyone x

Friday, 7 January 2011

Here we go again, seem to be getting the hand of this lol.

Not a very clear picture this time, I am going to have to work on that part. Anyway if you can see it this is the first card I have ever machine stitched and let me tell you its a lot harder than it looks hence the very wobbly lines although I do think it adds to its charm. The stamped image is one I have had for ages it may be a Penny Black image but I'm not too sure again it is coloured using brush markers and a water colouring technique (I am just starting to experiment with promarkers so you will see the results here soon). This image has been layered onto card stash from my stock also the papers and ribbon are all from my stash and I have had them for so long that I can't remember where they are from or if you can still get them even. I have further embelished the card with some little stamped dragonfly images and buttons.

I am going to enter this card into Delightful...............buttons challenge but will do that later today after hubby has arrived home and he can show me what I am doing wrong on the image dept. so I will hopefully have a clearer image to download.

First Card for Blog

Hi everyone, so here we go the start of a new journey for my card making. Below is a card I made for a new baby girl, as well as posting it here I am going to have a go at entering it into a few blog challenges.

The image is a penny black stamp I have had for ages that I coloured in using brush markers with a water colouring technique I then matted the image onto pink card from my stash and edged with diamond stickles. The sentiment is cut from wrapping paper and again matted as above I punched two holes and tied some butchers twine from the Ribbon Girl through the holes. The backing papers are from my stash one of them is a doodlebug design but not sure about the others. The main stamped image is further embelished using shimmer dots from Papermania and the flowers are paper flowers that I have cut from various scraps from my stash then embossed the centres to give a 3d effect and attached using silicone gel. Hope you like it.

I am entering this into the Papertake Challenge.............anything goes and
Penny Black Saturday Challenge